Fire Season started June 1

Fire Season on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District went into effect at 12:01 a.m. June 1. The fire danger level is “Low” (green) and the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) is I (one).
Lands affected by this declaration include 1.8 million acres of state, private, county, city and Bureau of Land Management forestlands in Jackson and Josephine counties.
During low fire danger, the following regulations are in effect on ODF-protected land in Jackson and Josephine counties:

  • No debris burning, including piles and debris burned in burn barrels.
  • No fireworks on or within one-eighth of a mile of ODF-protected land.
  • Exploding targets and tracer ammunition, or any bullet with a pyrotechnic charge in its base, are prohibited.
  • Campfires are allowed in designated campgrounds, and on private land with the landowner’s permission. Portable stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels may be used in areas clear of vegetation at any time.
  • Smoking while traveling will only be allowed in enclosed vehicles on improved roads, in boats on the water and other specifically designated locations.
  • Any electric fence controllers must be approved by a nationally recognized testing laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories Inc., or be certified by the Department of Consumer and Business Services and be installed and used in compliance with the fence controller’s instructions for fire safe operation.
    For industrial operations, IFPL 1 and fire season requirements are now in effect, in addition to the following:
  • A Firewatch is required at this and all higher levels unless otherwise waived.
    For more information, visit the website, https://swofire.com/